On Wednesday morning I had another planned trip, to Peekaboo Slot Canyon near Kanab. This has many similar features to Antelope Canyon, except that if you time it right it’s completely empty, and a photographer can be left entirely to … Continue reading

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 in Travel, USA 2023

Cottonwood Canyon Road

After breakfast we set off for the drive back to Kanab. We shared the first two stages, over the mountain to Boulder and then down the SR12 to Cannonville. These were uneventful, except to note that the aspen trees which … Continue reading

Monday, October 30, 2023 in Travel, USA 2023


One of the reasons we have not previously explored Capitol Reef is that although it’s an enormous, diverse park, it’s not particularly well served by either self-drive roads or shared transport like a shuttle service. You can drive through the … Continue reading

Friday, October 27, 2023 in Photography, Travel, USA 2023

The Burr Trail and Into Capitol Reef

For the next stage of our trip we had to move on from Escalante to Torrey, at the gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. First leg of the journey was along the dramatic stretch of Scenic Route 12 to Boulder, … Continue reading

Thursday, October 26, 2023 in Travel, USA 2023

Devil’s Garden and Hell’s Backbone

Red Canyon After a good stay at the Thunderbird Lodge we hit the road towards Escalante. The morning’s highlight was Red Canyon, a relatively small area with similar geology to Bryce, but many of the rocks are a bright reddish … Continue reading

Saturday, October 21, 2023 in Travel, USA 2023

Doing Zion Justice

Not only a good night’s sleep but also an excellent breakfast turned out to be included in the $130 per night for the hotel in La Verkin, not quite sure how they pull that off. It does make a difference … Continue reading

Thursday, October 19, 2023 in Travel, USA 2023

Are British Airways a Bus Company?

Are British Airways an airline or a bus company? You’d hope the answer was evident from the name, but I’m beginning to have my doubts. I’ve just done an analysis of the flights I’ve taken with them from Heathrow since … Continue reading

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 in Humour, Thoughts on the World, Travel

The Red Rock Blog 2023

A Plan Comes Together For our Autumn 2023 trip we decided to return to Red Rock country, and do a variant on the Great Circle tour around canyon country in Arizona and Utah. We weren’t short of ideas: the map … Continue reading

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 in Travel, USA 2023

One of Those Days…

<Rant> I woke up at 6am this morning looking forward to my day off and my cookery course which was one of my Xmas presents and I thought I’ll just do my VAT return, then I’ll sort out some photos … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 in Humour, Thoughts on the World

Meet the Guardian!

Meet the new guardian of our gradually-expanding menagerie of the sculpted and carved. Puff the guardian dragon (Show Details) Camera: Panasonic DC-G9 | Date: 19-06-2023 20:37 | Resolution: 3888 x 3888 | ISO: 640 | Exp. bias: -66/100 EV | … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 in Personal News, Thoughts on the World

UK’s Strongest Man (And Woman!) 2023

Great sport at the UK’s Strongest Man 2023 / UK’s Strongest Woman 2023. However not impressed by the new (on the day, as far as I could work out) ban on “professional cameras” which meant the G9 had to remain … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

Splendidly Dodgy!

Welcome to a new sport, discovered on a visit to Burghley House and Park this weekend. Horse Boarding. Horse Boarding at Burghley Park (Show Details) Camera: Panasonic DC-G9 | Date: 28-05-2023 16:22 | Resolution: 1524 x 1524 | ISO: 200 … Continue reading

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 in Photography, Thoughts on the World